TTC 6+ Months - August

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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 3:59pm

Last month we managed to kick one person out of this thread - Here's to giving someone (or several someones) else the boot!


Katie & Stanton ~ TTC #1


Andrea & Tom ~ TTC #1



Andi ~ TTC #1 - NPP - IUI in Sept.




Leila & Gerardo ~ TTC #1- accupuncture/Chinese medicine



Missy ~ TTC #1 - IUI



Emily & Paul ~ TTC #1




Alison & Fred ~ TTC #1



Waiting for IVF


Cortney & Matt ~ TTC #1- waiting for IVF in fall




Ruth & Bijon ~ TTC #1- waiting for IVF after move



Jenni & David ~ TTC #1


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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 4:12pm

I know that it's been super quiet around here - I think almost everyone is in a holding pattern, but I still think that we should have an August thread.


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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 4:44pm


I'm here and waiting to finish up this cycle on hold. DP was out of town during O, which was about a week ago. I am so ready for AF to arrive and us to get back to TTC. We have his second SA coming up, and depending on the results, we may do a medicated cycle with or without IUI. I'm anxious to know the plan so I can feel better about the whole TTC thing.

Since I've had a month off from TTC and my DP has been gone for work, I tried to adjust my attitude into more positive thinking. I think I mentioned that I've gained some weight since TTC, and that has made me feel bad about myself (definitely suffering from TTC induced depression over here), so I got on track with eating and running again. It's made a world of difference and I am feeling better about things. Will keep it up and hopefully keep the blues away and my spirit up.

Not much else to report. Had a wonderful time on vacation with DP, missing him now, and enjoying the last weeks of summer.
Jenni- have a wonderful trip!

Andrea

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Wed, 08-04-2010 - 7:02pm

Hey girls...

Jenni - thanks for starting up the thread. I've been following your blog and am sorry that things have been hard. But thanks BTW for that movie review, I'm so going to avoid that one. :) Hope you have a great time camping and at the coast!

Andrea - awww, sorry you're lonely! Cheers to DP getting back and you guys getting back into the swing of TTC. I hope the SA finds no problems and you can move forward full speed ahead! I hear ya on the TTC-induced depression... I've upped my exercise too and it really does help, doesn't it?

Lisa - yah, AF only every 3 months, that's money. :) Although with the spotting reduced to only 4 days do you think that the chasteberry (I think that's what you were taking) was helping??

Hi everyone else!! I'd love to hear how everyone's doing, even if we all are in limbo land.

AFM - this waiting thing SUCKS!! I just had to put that out there. :o/ I O'd this week (I think yesterday based on the +OPK and some serious take-no-prisoners O pain)... it was sad for me to feel like we're not in the dr. office doing IUI and getting knocked up. I've really had a tough time of it lately, even though I continue to tell myself we made the right decision in deciding to wait until after our trip. I've really taken a step back, no temping (well, very very infrequent temping), no talking about it with friends (fortunately, my support has respected my expressions of "I NEED A BREAK!", which is unusual for me because I usually really like to talk about it all to get support), and switching focus to my many other activities. SO yah, this is a lame update because I have no update. :o/ I guess the good news is that our trip to africa is in september (end of, but still) and that is just around the corner and it's going to be a huge deal for us, on so many levels. So Im just looking forward to it. Still thinking of you all often and hoping that your limbo lands are more exciting than mine! :)

Andi



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Sat, 08-07-2010 - 2:10pm

Hello everyone!

Jenni- Thanks for starting up the new thread! I know I'm also guilty of not posting most of the time :/ Hope you have lots of fun camping this weekend!

Andrea- Hope AF starts soon so you can get back into the TTC game! I know what you mean about exercising- when I get into a daily routine of it I just feel so much better!

Andi- I know waiting totally sucks! But I think you made the best decision for your situation. The trip to Africa sounds so exciting!!! Have you been out of the country before? I have yet to go out of the country. I really want to plan a trip to Bangladesh and meet DH's family but it is so difficult figuring out when we can go :(

AFM- Well we moved into our new apt in LA on July 27th so we've just been trying to settle in since then. I like the area we live in. Though I guess I'm still a little too close to "Hollywood" as the other day we just wanted to go for a walk and almost got run over by paparazzi going camera crazy over who knows who. I just thought man their life must suck. Guess maybe I better get used to seeing that.
Also, I had a job interview yesterday for a good teaching position. I met with the HR recruiter and school organization's assistant director, and it seemed to go well. They scheduled another interview for me with the school's principal so I will meet with her on Tuesday. I'm really hoping I can get this job because it is exactly the type of classroom I would like to teach. Plus I haven't had any more bites on resumes I've sent out to other places.

Hope everyone else is enjoying the rest of your summer!

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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 11:18pm

Ruth - congrats on making the move! And it sounds like things went smoothly??? How did your second interview go on Tuesday!? Fingers crossed it works out and you won't have the continued stress of looking for a job. Ack, the paparazzi... not the fun side of living down there. For some reason I just remember always running into really D list celebrities like Pauly Shore, Carrot Top, the guy who played Screech on Saved By the Bell... never any "good" ones. :) I haven't been out of the country (except for canada and mexico) so I am super excited about our trip to africa. Aside from the travel and culture, I'm just really looking forward to seeing my husbands "roots" and hopefully better understanding him. I know we made the right choice to wait to do the IUI until after we come back, but some days it just seems really hard (today happening to be one of those days, sigh)

Andrea - 15 dpo huh??? You have such nice long luteal phases! I have luteal phase envy. :) Hope you're doing well!

Jenni - how was your camping trip?!

Lisa - I don't know why I insist on "noting" this moment, but I realized that with Erin having her baby, all of our original WTT group has now had their babies (I think)... it just seemed like some kind of a milestone for some reason. Ugh, geez, I'm sorry I even pointed it out. :o/ Anyway, did school start back up for you yet? If not, hope you're enjoying the last little bit of your summer!

Leila - sorry about CD1. :( Your temps seemed pretty good though... accupuncture really makes a difference doesn't it?

Waving hi to everyone else... hope everyone's well!

AFM.... nothin new here... I'm pms'ing and started spotting today. At least my cycle is staying somewhat normal without the meds, although I immediately went back to O'ing late without the help from clomid. At this point I'm just trying to ignore the fact that I want to have a baby and focus on anything and everything else. Work is keeping me busy and I'm definitely counting down the days till our trip. Guess that's my update...

Andi



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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 10:32am

Andi- School starts fairly late at my school, not till September 10th. So I still have a few weeks to get everything ready.

I don't remember exactly who was in our WTT group, and who was in the TTC group with me but not WTT, but I felt like the biggest "milestone" (though it was a bit discouraging) was that Cheryl was PG again. I thought to myself, wow, I am getting lapped, someone who started trying with me has a baby, and is PG with her second...wow.

The most discouraging thing this week for me has been that I am spotting. Even though I am on BCP. Its not even close to the normal time, my period spotting ending fairly recently, so its just crazy. I am wondering if it could be caused by the beets we ate, but I was still spotting yesterday (we'll see about today), and we ate them on Sunday. I also wondered if my cervix is just sensitive and so the spotting is caused by DTD, but I don't know why it would do that on BCP, but not without them.

I also am hoping that I could just be adjusting to the pills, and it will go away in time, and then be totally gone, but I am super bummed about it at the moment. Sigh.

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 11:59am


Hi Andi- I'm sorry the on hold cycles are so rough. I am so consumed by wanting a baby, it is constantly on my mind. I never knew I could be so distracted by something, and I hate it. I've made an appointment with a therapist next week because I feel so lost in all this. TTC is turning me into a crazy woman!

When do you leave for Malawi? At least that isn't too far away, and it should be an incredible experience for you and DH. Then you can get back and re-focus on TTC and hopefully get that BFP! Weird question- have you guys thought about visiting a traditional healer while you are in Malawi? I visited with one in Ghana who collected some tree barks for me to dry and then steep in boiling water to drink for a couple of weeks. It was interesting- when I went to see him, I didn't tell him why I was there and he started the conversation by saying "your body is having difficulty taking the seed." Kind of blew my mind!

Hang in there!

Andrea

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 12:00pm


***I ramble (as usual), so if you aren't in the mood for ramblings, please skip to the last paragraph and offer your advice!!***

I am finally at the end of this on hold cycle! Somehow, the TTC Gods showed favor on me, and miraculously AF has not showed up. I'm definitely not pg, so I don't quite understand it, but I am so glad because it buys me some time and assuming I don't O early and DP gets home in a timely manner, I should be able to TTC this month. I feel like AF is about to show, my guess is later today or tomorrow. Tomorrow would be even better- gives me more of a cushion for DP getting home from his next work trip. I'm just so relieved that I've got a chance at having a chance...

So two other things going on in my TTC world. DP dropped off another sample for his second SA this morning. Well, actually I had to go with him because he was nervous about walking around a women's hospital with the tell tale paper bag! I didn't want to go, but he is so great about all this and I knew he wasn't worried about the test itself but the process of turning it in. Of course as we are waiting for the lab to open, a girl who couldn't be older than 17 got in line as pregnant as could be. She and her mom were cussing, she was drinking a jumbo soda (at 7:45 in the morning!!!) and she was complaining about pretty much everything. I was so bitter and couldn't look at them. I never used to be so bitter. I hate it. Anyway, hoping there is nothing alarming about DP's SA. His first one was deemed "okay," nothing great, nothing too bad, so they wanted to do another one a few months later to look for any changes.

The other issue, and the one I need advice on- to clomid or not to clomid? I could do it this cycle BUT I am afraid it will make me O early, and if DP isn't home, it will be a waste of a clomid cycle. I know we won't do a monitored cycle since it is all out of pocket and there is no guarantee DP will be home, but depending on today's SA results, they may want to move straight into clomid and IUI. I'm really on the fence about this because I don't want to O early and not have a chance, but I'd also like to make the best of this cycle. If DP got home before a + OPK, we could probably go in for an IUI, but I just have no clue how clomid will affect my O day. Thoughts? Advice?

Happy Friday to everyone!

Andrea

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 1:22pm

Hey Lisa, ugh about the spotting. What the heck? I've never heard of beets having that effect... ??? I would say definitely give the BC a couple of months though... I think I remember "breakthrough bleeding" being a side effect until they're really in your system running things. Oh, and Cheryl lapping us was pretty funny, wasn't it? In the most unfunny way possible of course.

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 3:17pm

Hey ladies! Hope everyone is doing ok, I know it's been kinda slow around here.

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